Vyve Broadband and The White House have announced that Vyve will partner with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to provide reduced rate broadband service to low income families in rural Oklahoma. This is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ConnectHome Initiative, backed by President Obama.
The program is a means to provide low-income families-and children high speed Internet to further their education. The pilot program is launching in 27 cities and one tribal nation and will reach more than 275,000 low-income households and nearly 200,000 children.
ConnectHome is part of President Obama’s ConnectED campaign to provide 99% of K-12 students with high-speed Internet in classrooms, libraries and homes.
“Vyve is greatly honored to play a role in the ConnectHome Initiative along with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma,” Jeffrey DeMond, CEO of Vyve Broadband, said. “The new, reduced-rate Internet offer[s] will help provide the residents of these communities with more access to information than ever before, and will empower them with the ability to pursue more education and job opportunities through improved Internet access.
“Our efforts in the ConnectHome Initiative and in partnership with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma align perfectly with Vyve’s ongoing effort to bring the best broadband services to rural communities that have traditionally been ignored by other providers,” DeMond added.